QSR boss Patrick McMichael, exits Eat‘N’Go

By Abimbola Mohammed

Patrick McMichael, the visionary leader of iconic Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) EatN’Go has stepped down from the position of Group Managing Director and Chie Executive officer where he worked for six years.

He disclosed this on his LinkedIn page where he announced the decision to step down and pass the baton of leadership to the new management.

The post read: “After six years at the helm of Eat‘N’Go Africa, I have decided that it is time to step down and pass on the leadership role to new management. It has been an exciting, challenging and rewarding time over the last six years. During this time we have grown the business from 63 stores in Nigeria to just under 200 stores in Nigeria and Kenya with the support of an amazing team.

“During the coming months, I will support the new management team in the handover process. I am very confident that Eat‘N’Go will continue to prosper and lead the way for QSR in Africa.

“I am very appreciative of all the support from so many people both inside the business and external to the business during my time at Eat‘N’Go. Too many to mention, I have made so many lifelong friends. I am very proud of the work that I have been involved in with Slum to School to provide education for so many underprivileged children in Nigeria to help build future leaders. I leave Eat‘N’Go in very safe hands with a great future.”

McMichael is the pioneering Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Eat‘N’Go Limited- Nigeria’s leading food franchisee for Domino’s Pizza, Coldstone Creamery and Pinkberry Frozen Gourmet Yoghurt.

He has over 32 years’ experience in the quick service restaurant business globally. Prior to joining Eat ‘N’ Go, Patrick had a long career as Chief Development and Franchise Officer at Domino’s Pizza Enterprises, one of the largest Domino’s Pizza Franchisees in the world.

He previously served as the CEO of Domino’s Pizza Indonesia where he raised store count from 78 to 131 within a year. He also served as COO of Retail ZOO the owners of multiple brands like Boost Juice, Salsas Fresh Mex and CIBO Espresso.

McMichael is a Graduate of Santa Barbara City College Hotel, Restaurant and Culinary school in California.
Since he resumed as the CEO at Eat ‘N’ Go in 2018, the organization has expanded exponentially. The QSR service provider now has 147 outlets- across the Nigerian geo-political zones for its three brands, with over 2500 Nigerians employed in the organization and growing. His strategic leadership has been the catalyst for significant transformation for the EatNGo brand over the years. He successfully inspired the brand’s shared vision of delivering premium.

Patrick McMichael is an expert in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry, having worked in management positions of foremost global pizza company, Domino’s Pizza, across different continents for over three decades.
He started out as a trainee manager in Sydney, Australia in 1990, and then got promoted to area supervisor in 1992 and later raised the ranks to managerial levels.

As part of the executive leadership team of Domino’s, McMichael has been the Chief Development and Franchising Officer Australia and New Zeal and Chief Executive Officer of the restaurant’s operations in Indonesia.
McMichael also had a stake in the business as he was the franchise owner of 10 Domino’s outlets in Australia for 10 years.


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